[at-muh s-fer-ik, -feer-]
- pertaining to, existing in, or consisting of the atmosphere: atmospheric vapors.
- caused by, produced by, or operated on by the atmosphere: atmospheric storms.
- resembling or suggestive of the atmosphere; having muted tones and softened or indistinct outlines; hazy: atmospheric effects.
- having or producing an emotional atmosphere: atmospheric quality; atmospheric lighting.
Origin of atmospheric
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Examples from the Web for atmospheric
Dear Thief is worthy of the abused critical adjectives philosophical, atmospheric, and masterful.A Novel Nearly Impossible to Review
December 28, 2014
Yet this is an established fact, agreed upon by over 99 percent of climatologists, atmospheric scientists, and other experts.Extreme Weather? Blame the End Times
November 28, 2014
Carell is good in a brooding, atmospheric movie but Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo are better.Channing Tatum Is the Real Star of ‘Foxcatcher'
October 23, 2014
His focus on the grim and the disturbing is beautiful, and becomes rhythmic, atmospheric, and addictive.Teju Cole’s Keen Eye Spares No One—Himself Included
July 9, 2014
These, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are the worst storms ever to hit the U.S.Hercules, Schmercules. Here Are America’s 5 Worst Blizzards
January 3, 2014
The atmospheric heat had passed, and the men stood shivering in the water.The Golden Woman
At the trinight hour the heat of our atmospheric passage was over.
"I wonder what the atmospheric sample will show," Tance said.The Gun
Philip K. Dick
To this linear perspective is added moreover an atmospheric perspective.Chinese Painters
He was the first to demonstrate the nature of atmospheric air and also of water.
Word Origin and History for atmospheric
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